Super-sweet bear that I made for our godson’s baptism. I hadn’t made a stuffed animal since I was a kid, so it was kind of a new project for me. I scoured Pinterest for stuffed animal patterns, but came up empty-handed. I went to the quilting store, and didn’t see anything I liked there. Finally settled on this pattern (5461) from Simplicity to make the bear:
Of course I had specific fabric that I had in mind to use. Remember the baby quilt I made a while back? Well, turns out I had enough of the gray minky material from the back of the quilt for the bear,
and enough of my leftover bridesmaid dress for the ears and soles of the feet!
I think the hardest parts were hand-embroidering the nose and the extra embroidery I did on the soles of the feet. But I love it. And I should probably make my own boys a teddy bear, but they already have their stuffies!
Cheers to Sammy!